Meet Our President’s Scholarship Recipients
The President’s Scholarship is awarded annually to one senior from each of the public and private schools in Johnson County. The scholarship covers tuition, books and some program fees for the student’s first and second years.
Graduate: Blue Valley High School
Area of Study: General Studies
"I am glad to know there are truly good Samaritans in this world. Thank you."
Graduate: Bishop Miege High School
Area of Study: Fire Science
"Receiving this scholarship is not only the ultimate encouragement to work harder and chase my goals, but it also increases my desire to someday be able to serve a community that has already been so generous to me."
Graduate: Olathe East High School
Area of Study: Sign Language Interpreting
"This scholarship has helped me to set higher goals for myself, goals I never would be able to achieve."
Graduate: Kansas City Christian School
Area of Study: My goal is to get an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and then transfer to a four year school to pursue an interdisciplinary degree in American Studies
"The Presidential Scholarship allows me to focus on my studies without dealing with the stress of paying for school. JCCC is a great education that will prepare me for further study."
Katherine "Kat" Keeling
Graduate: Shawnee Mission Northwest and Broadmoor Technical Center
Area of Study: General Studies with a goal of studying baking and pastry arts
"I would like to thank the donors that made this scholarship possible, because without it, I would be able to attend school to become a pastry chef. I feel as if the words 'thank you' are not enough to express the gratitude I feel."
Graduate: Blue Valley Northwest High School and Mill Creek Technical Center
Area of Study: General studies with an interest in criminal science. Plans to transfer to a four year school to earn a bachelor's degree in criminal justice
"I greatly appreciate this scholarship and the generosity of all of the donors who make it possible."
Graduate: Olathe North High School
Area of Study: General Studies focusing on education or advocating for children
"This scholarship has helped me pursue my dreams of helping and teaching children in the future."
Graduate: Gardner Edgerton High School
Area of Study: Psychology
"This scholarship makes it possible to go to college right after graduating from high school, instead of taking time off to save up money. It has been truly motivating! Thank you."
Graduate: Mill Valley High School
Area of Study: Nursing
"I am very appreciative for the President’s Scholarship. It has helped me to pursue my dreams and has helped me pay for my college education."
Graduate: Olathe Northwest High School
Area of Study: Earning general studies credits with plans to transfer to radiology school
"This scholarship has given me the ability to focus solely on school. I no longer have to worry about working long hours or not having time to study. This scholarship has made it possible for me to become another step closer to achieving my goals of becoming a radiologist and serving on medical missions around the world."
Graduate: Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy
Area of Study: Science with the goal of transferring to a four year school to study medical science
"This scholarship means to me that hard work, a positive mindset and perseverance truly pays off. Receiving this scholarship has shown me that financial setbacks do not have to limit, defer or impede a terrific education. I do not have the words to express my appreciation to the donors that make this scholarship possible, but I know that my gratitude is endless."
Graduate: Blue Valley Northwest High School
Area of Study: General Studies for a pre-pharmacy curriculum
"I can not express how grateful I am to all of donors for making this scholarship possible. Without it, tuition would be a burden. I am so glad to have the opportunity to study at JCCC. Not only does JCCC have a great reputation among other universities and the community, but (the college) also strives to provide goodwill towards its students."
Graduate: Spring Hill High School
Area of Study: Pursuing general education credits with plans to transfer to a four year school to prepare for a career in the medical field
"This scholarship means that I can get a great education without stressing about money and debt. Most of all, this scholarship has offered me many great opportunities to pursue my dreams, and I am extremely grateful to everyone who has made my education a possibility."
Graduate: Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Area of Study: General Studies emphasizing science with plans to transfer to a four year school to become a physician's assistant
"Receiving the President's Scholarship gave me hope and confidence in my future plans of becoming a physician's assistant. It has alleviated a huge financial burden on my family, and as a result, I am more dedicated to my education and ... making a better life for myself. I know it's cliché, but it truly means the world to me."